This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night… (Jos. 1:8, KJV)
Meditating on the Word of God is your lifeline to connecting to the flow of God’s life. God’s Word is your very life as a believer (Deut.32:47). Meditating on the Word is a skill that is learned and can be perfected. It is certainly not for ministers only, but instead it is for every single believer in Christ if we want to grow and be built up to the fullness of Christlikeness.
In the verse above, God instructed Joshua to meditate on the Word day and night. But how do we meditate on the Word? For brevity, there are two major parts of meditation: thinking (pondering) with the mind and speaking with the mouth.
The very first part of meditation is thinking or pondering on what God has said. It is closely related to but not the same thing as reading the Scriptures. Meditating is keeping your mind on the Word as you ponder on it. The key is the time your mind spends dwelling on the Word (Isa. 26:3).
The second part of meditation is using the mouth. Many believers are not yet familiarized with this. This is the aspect that is emphasized in Jos. 1:8 above. It is meditating with the mouth! The Hebrew word used for meditate in the verse above means to “read in an undertone” or to “utter, groan, or mutter.” The next phase of meditation is learning to speak the words of God like someone speaking to themselves.
Practice on meditating on the Word with Jos. 1:8 above. Ponder upon the words and then gently speak them over and over again.
APPLY THE WORD
If you have not cultivated a habit of meditating on God’s Word, why would you continue to rob yourself of divine empowerment and victory? Do not wait any longer. Start right now!
Ask the Spirit to teach you how to develop the habit of meditating on the Word.
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